The rules will be dictated by the style of gameplay and by the location at which you are playing. For instance, certain airsoft locations only allow weapons that can shoot at a certain FPS. Every location has a different set of rules, but the game moderator will go over these before the match.
You can also find a set of rules on the venue’s website.
The main airsoft rules are as follows:
- Always wear eye protection. This can be in the form of masks, safety glasses, or shooting goggles. Never remove your eye protection during gameplay. Prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses are not acceptable methods of eyewear. All masks or goggles must meet or pass the ANSI Z87.1 safety standards. You may only remove eyewear in the safe zone.
- Must have closed-toed shoes. Long shirts and pants are also highly recommended.
- Listen to your Game Moderator. The game moderator holds the final decision when it comes to resolving disputes and enforcing rules. He also makes sure all safety rules are followed. The game moderator holds the right to pause a game to settle a dispute, or eject someone for arguing. Don’t argue with the moderator or he may eject you without a refund.
- The Safe Zone. All fields of play have designated safe zones where no weapons can be fired. If a weapon is fired in the no-shoot zone, or at someone in the safe zone, the offender can be ejected by the game moderator for not following the rules.
- Use the honor code. When an airsoft bb strikes any part of the players clothing, weapon, or body – the player is “hit”. They will raise their weapon and say HIT to signify they have been hit, and to alert others not to shoot. The player will then walk with the gun above their hit towards the Safe Zone. Cheating is not tolerated!
- No overshooting. No shooting towards players returning to spawn areas.
- No blind fire. You must have your eyes on the target.
- No physical contact with the other players at any time.
- Never shoot towards the ceiling, lights, signs, etc. This applies to indoor arenas.
- Clear your weapon before exiting. Remove the magazine, replace the barrell sock, and turn on the safety before leaving the arena.